Sourdough Basics in the Garden and online


Sourdough Basics

During August and September, classes in person will be held in the garden with shelter. Online sessions are available. Dates are flexible for both types of class.

There’s something about a sourdough loaf that’s really special. It’s a long process to make sourdough and it can seem very complicated. Join this class to learn a simple sourdough process.

Both online and in person sessions are scheduled to suit you. I’ll be in touch to discuss suitable times. Online sessions consist of 4 x half hour sessions and cost £60. In person sessions are for two people last approximately 2.5 hours. Cost is £120. 

The class is designed to show you all the steps required. Of course, your loaf from start to finish will take far more longer than that! There’ll be examples of the process at every stage.

You’ll go home with sourdough starter and tips to make your sourdough bakes as success. Please consider taking a beginner’s breadmaking class before tackling sourdough.



During August and September all in person classes will be in the garden and are ideal for two people. Please use the contact form below if you are interested in an in-person class or you have a query. Read the Covid 19 protocol for my classes. One to one online courses including sourdough continue.

Learn how to make sourdough

Sourdough bread is delicious and something that most bakers want to master. To make a delicious sourdough loaf takes time. This class aims to show you the different stages to make sourdough bread for you to replicate at home.

  • How to create a sourdough starter
  • See what a lively starter looks like;
  • How to mix your sourdough loaf;
  • See what your dough will look like after proving, resting and baking.
  • Discover autolysing, stretch and fold and bulk fermentation.

Rather than a start-to-finish process which takes days, I’ll be using plenty of “here is one I made earlier” examples to cut the time down to fit in the day. There are many different ways to make sourdough, this is just one way that works for me and will work for you!

Come along and dabble! Ideally you’ll have some experience of breadmaking with yeast before you tackle sourdough as it assumes you know some breadmaking techniques.

The class will last approximately 2.5 hours.

If you are a Real Bread Campaign member, you’re eligible for a 10% discount.

Additional information

Sourdough Course

On line, In person


  1. lynne

    I must have watched every bread making video, read all the books and been on every forum, but when I baked my fifth dud loaf I decided I needed expert help. I had to choose a teacher. Danielle doesn’t live that far from me but I was impressed by her passion for sourdough and obvious skill, so I chose her, I would have driven further if I wasn’t so impressed with Danielle. I could not have chosen better. It being lockdown my daughter and I went to the makeshift kitchen in a tent in her garden, it felt just like bake off!! It was fine, there’s an outdoor loo and views of the lovely garden.
    The programme was all worked out and covers every aspect of making sourdough, just not in the right order. It was genius planning, because obviously you can’t leave it to prove overnight. Danielle noticed I have a disability, a type of muscular dystrophy that affects my hands, and discussed with me various ways of doing things as suited me, which was very helpful.
    It wasn’t long till we got two lovely big loaves and some buns each! I was delighted but the real test was could I do it at home without Danielle by my side? We were sent all the instructions needed by email and they’re the most comprehensive ever, each step is photographed and described, it felt very reassuring!
    But within a couple of hours I had my loaf and am delighted to say it was every bit as good as that I’d cooked with her.
    To say I’m delighted is an understatement!!! I am sooo grateful and will be back when I’m ready to get more adventurous, many thanks Danielle!!

  2. breadbakerdanielle

    What a lovely review! Thank you so much. It really is appreciated

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